'Both lyrical and powerful, Grimes' unusual novel is mediation on faith and father-son relationships ... Grimes' commanding metaphors, authoritative style and complex characterizations are uniquely compelling.'---Publisher's Weekly, starred review
'The elemental connections and the hope ('You made it / in the end / and so will I') will speak to a wide audience.'---Booklist, starred review
A guy whose father
ripped his heart out too.
Me and you, Ishmael,
two dark sons.
Betrayed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys---modern-day Sam and biblical Ishmael---unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.